Originally Posted by rc10mike
Just picked up a MES30 at Lowes yesterday. My first smoker (after a ton of research).
So last night I ran the break in and everything went great. Temps were perfect on internal and probe.
I've been interested in the AMNPS but in not sure how my MES is supposed to be set up for it;
There seems to be many different versions of the MES30
Welcome to SMF.
On your Gen #2 MES, the best place for an AMNPS seems to be the following:
Remove your water pan from the slanted drip plate.
Set the properly lit AMNPS over the hole left by the water pan leaving.
Set a foil pan under the water pan hole to catch any drips.
Put something above the AMNPS if needed to keep drips from putting it out.
If need be, rotate your chip dumper 180° to allow more air flow into your smoker.
BTW: Stop in at Roll Call & introduce yourself, so you can be welcomed properly.